un introductive

introductory

[in-truh-duhk-tuh-ree]
adjective
serving or used to introduce; preliminary; beginning: an introductory course; an introductory paragraph.
Also, introductive.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin intrōductōrius, equivalent to Latin intrōduc-, variant stem of intrōdūcere (see introduce) + -tōrius -tory1

introductorily, adverb
introductoriness, noun
subintroductive, adjective
subintroductory, adjective
unintroductive, adjective
unintroductory, adjective


See preliminary.
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introductory (ˌɪntrəˈdʌktərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
serving as an introduction; preliminary; prefatory
 
intro'ductorily
 
adv
 
intro'ductoriness
 
n

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